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Middle name for Eloise

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LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 08:54:44

STILL not decided on a name, any thoughts for the above please? (DH insists it is 1 or 2 syllables).

wudu Tue 31-May-11 09:01:09


LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:04:01

Thank you. Sadly, DH has vetoed them all... hmm

wudu Tue 31-May-11 09:10:35

What names does he like?

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:15:10

Juliette (but not with Eloise, his crazy syllable rule)

Think that's about it.

My list:
Alice (Dh thinks of the song, who the...)
Happy with Juliette as a middle name
Hazel (but possibly not with a French name)
Matilda (DH doesn't like)

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:16:11

(Baby coming in 2 weeks btw)

EightiesChick Tue 31-May-11 09:20:01

Something that has a distinct starting sound of its own so the two don't run together when you say them together. So, for example, I'd veto Eloise Isla (though both are nice names) on that basis. Same for anything beginning with S which will need careful pronunciation.

How about

Jane, Jessica, Jennifer, Jemma, Jasmine
Lara, Laura, Lauren
Katherine, Kara
Rachel, Rebecca, Regan, Renee
Tara, Tabitha

wudu Tue 31-May-11 09:20:38

Juliette is stunning! ...and goes lovely with Eloise.

In fact it sounds even more lovely the other way round, Juliet Eloise.

What's with the syllable thing?

EightiesChick Tue 31-May-11 09:21:57

Sorry, had missed the bit about 1 or 2 syllables confused so some of the above are out of bounds.

Hazel's OK but wouldn't be in my top choices if I'm honest.

EightiesChick Tue 31-May-11 09:22:30

I do think a name starting with J would work well...

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:24:49

God knows what his syllable thing is all about.

He thinks if 1st name has 2, 2nd should have 1, if 1st name has 3, 2nd can have 1 or 2, if 1st has 1, 2nd can have 2 or 3. No idea why but he won't budge!

I like Eloise Juliette (not the other way round though, as couldn't abide shortening to Jules or Julie).

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:27:39

He also won't use a name of someone we know, so that leaves:

Jane, Jessica, Jennifer, Jemma, Jasmine
Lara, Laura, Lauren
Katherine, Kara
Rachel, Rebecca, Regan, Renee
Tara, Tabitha

then out of those left, Lara is too much like my name, I like Cara (not Kara so much) but won't work with surname, Regan and Renee are a bit American, and his parents have a cat called Tabitha!

wudu Tue 31-May-11 09:43:09

grin at the syllable rules

Erm ...

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 09:50:21

Nope, afraid none of those will do, for one reason or another!

Sorry, I'm quite picky too!

munstersmum Tue 31-May-11 09:53:30


wudu Tue 31-May-11 10:10:06


(I've been watching Despicable Me ...)

wudu Tue 31-May-11 10:10:40


LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 10:12:53

All no-gos! Sorry!

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 10:14:54

What do we think of Daisy?

wudu Tue 31-May-11 10:18:03

It's ok. A little bit twee and lots of them, if that bothers you.

wudu Tue 31-May-11 10:19:06

...and very different to Juliette and Hazel grin

fairieswearboots Tue 31-May-11 10:19:43

Eloise Clare

Eloise Michelle

Eloise Janine

Eloise Danielle

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 10:19:45

Ah, you may have a point. DTD2's middle name is Rose, DTD1 (stillborn)'s middle name is also Rose, I quite like the flower thing. Any more flowers (of probably only 1 syllable?!!

fairieswearboots Tue 31-May-11 10:36:47

Re flower thing

Eloise Jasmine

Eloise Daphne

Eloise Ivy

Eloise Rowan

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Tue 31-May-11 10:38:00

I like Eloise Jasmine smile - will ask DH, thanks. No to Daisy then?

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